Pedro de Felipe, Spanish footballer, Died at 71

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Pedro Eugenio de Felipe Cortés was born on July 18, 1944, in Madrid and died on April 12, 2016.

He was a Spanish footballer.

Felipe played as a central defender.

Pedro arrived at Real Madrid in 1964 at the age of 20, from Community of Madrid neighbours Rayo Vallecano, appearing in only four La Liga games in his first season but amassing 45 in the following two combined, winning the 1965–66 European Cup in the process while playing in seven complete matches.

During September 28, 1967, after playing three games with a damaged meniscus, Pedro successfully underwent surgery, spending several months on the sidelines.

Pedro Eugenio de Felipe Cortés still managed to be regularly used during two of his last four years with the Merengues, leaving the club in 1972 and playing a further six top level seasons with RCD Español, retiring at 34 with a total of 247 league appearances over the course of 14 seasons (no goals).

He was a tough tackler, and was said to be sometimes to excess; Pedro severely injured FC Barcelona’s Miguel Ángel Bustillo on September 14, 1969, in a 3–3 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Pedro scored off two early goals in that game, Bustillo was only able to appear in three league games for the club in as many seasons.

Pedro Eugenio de Felipe Cortés passed away at 71 yrs old.

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